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Every once in a while, a tour comes along with a lineup that's more or less impossible to ignore. This year, Europe is being treated to a veritable wet dream of extremity, as two of death metal's most revered bands, Carcass and Obituary, are teaming up with grindcore godfathers Napalm Death and Canadian progressive thrashers, Voivod, as well as Swiss act, Herod, to give headbangers the Deathcrusher tour. As if to get the grey island out of the way first, the trek began this past week in the United Kingdom and this reporter was lucky enough to witness the event in Bristol, at a venue called The Motion.
Opening the show was Herod, a progressive sludge metal band from Vevey in Switzerland, who released their debut album, "They Were None" last year. Although they didn't feel out of place as such on this bill, opening such an exciting lineup with sludge didn't seem like a particularly good idea and as a result, Herod came across as a boring start that created the sentiment opening bands dread; the old, "Let's just get this over with so we can watch what we came for," vibe. They received a relatively warm response from the crowd however, who it must be said of Bristol audiences, are usually supportive of unknown or new bands. Whatever the case, with a dull stage presence and uninteresting repertoire, Herod will need to wait until their next album before they seriously impress any passing punters. More...
After having just supported Faith No More on a U.S. run, and in addition to the previously revealed European dates for the "Deathcrusher Tour" 2015, Napalm Death will continue touring by joining up with Carcass, Obituary, Voivod as well as Herod on a string of U.K. and Ireland dates of the "Deathcrusher Tour."
An announcement from Napalm Death about the tour can be seen in the video below, while a full list of upcoming dates is available after the jump.
British Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH continue to promote their 15th and much-praised studio album release "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" and have recently announced their participation on what will be one of the heaviest tour packages of the year: The "Deathcrusher Tour" 2015, which sees NAPALM DEATH and label mates VOIVOD join up with headliners Carcass, Obituary as well as Herod all throughout November in Europe. Here are the dates revealed so far:
"Deathcrusher Tour 2015"
Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod
Presented by Rage Wear, Ad Ticket, OX Fanzine, Fuze Mag., Slam Magazin & Big Cheese
01.11. Gent (Belgium) - De Vooruit
02.11. Köln (Germany) - Live Music Hall
03.11. Geneva (Switzerland) - L'Usine
04.11. Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
05.11. Prague (Czech Republic) - Folimanka Hall
06.11. Magdeburg (Germany) - Factory
08.11. Gothenburg (Sweden) - Tradgar'n
09.11. Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
11.11. Gdansk (Poland) - B90
12.11. Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
13.11. Leipzig (Germany) - Täubchenthal
15.11. Vienna (Austria) - Simm City
16.11. Munich (Germany) - Kesselhaus
17.11. Bologna (Italy) - Estragon Club
18.11. Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
19.11. Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof
21.11. Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Speedfest
26.11. Madrid (Spain) - Sala Riviera
27.11. Lisboa (Portugal) - Cine Teatro Corrois
28.11. Bilbao (Spain) - Sala Santana 27
29.11. Barcelona (Spain) - Sala Razzmatazz
More dates to be announced soon...
NAPALM DEATH's Shane Embury comments as follows:
"It goes without saying that we are really looking forward to the upcoming "Deathcrusher Tour". The Musical history and relevance between all 4 of the bands truly speaks for itself I think - It's heartwarming to be a part of it.
All of the bands involved in this tour have been great friends for what I guess is a lifetime now - we have played together on many separate occasions before BUT this tour! This tour is something very special, I mean come on...VOIVOD, NAPALM DEATH, OBITUARY & CARCASS are you kidding? All on the same bill night after night?? This is the A to Z of heavy, grinding, progressive, crushing riffs in one insane package!
I expect to see nothing less than savage mosh pit mayhem every evening....this is one tour nobody should miss..." More...
Russian outfit LWFDIHH has teamed up with Herod and Starlingraid to release a three-way split album features two tracks from each outfit. You can stream all the songs below, or get a copy to call your own at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Herod - I want to meet the devil ASAP 03:48
2. Herod - I do not like a vampires 03:09
3. LWFDIHH - Mantis 02:19
4. LWFDIHH - Shadow of a doubt 06:28
5. Starlingraid - Red Shift part I 05:33
6. Starlingraid - Red Shift part II 02:46 More...
Dark Harvest Records has posted a new compilation online, which can be streamed in the player below, or downloaded for free by heading over to this location.
The compilation features tracks from Saving October, Loss of Reason, United By Hate, Psilocybe Larvae, Herod, Final Curse, Ares, Blood Tribe, Sledgegrinder, Balor's Eye, and Skrypt.
Metal Blade Records artists, Ravage, from Boston, MA, has announced an extensive North American Tour in support of their forthcoming full-length CD, "The End Of Tomorrow," which due out on August 18th.
The tour will be in essence, a collection of mini-tours featuring the best regional and local support acts appearing on short strings of dates. In the North East, Ravage will be joined by Las Vegas power metallers, SEVENTH CALLING, for a series of shows. Some tour dates will also include Heaven and Hell Record's East Coasters HELLRAZOR. Southern dates will include appearances by A LOWER DEEP, and in the Northwest, Ravage will be joined by SKELATOR for some dates. In addition, Ravage will make a special guest appearance at the Seattle tour date of STRATOVARIUS and will kick off the tour at the Mexico Metalfest in Mexico, Maine with PSYCHOSTICK. Further festival appearances will include The KC Power Fest in Kansas City with MANILLA ROAD, The Binghampton NY Metalfest with THE RODS and CAGE, The Iron and Steel Festival in New Jersey with ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR) and FAITH FACTOR (ex-DEADLY BLESSING) and The Pathfinder Metalfest in Atlanta with HALLOW'S EVE. More...
Herod has issued the following statement about signing to Dark Harvest Records:
"Buffalo NY power/thrash metal band Herod is proud to announce that Dark Harvest Records will release the bands’ upcoming CDEP. 'Curse of the King' is the first new material from Herod in almost three years. The CDEP includes four new Herod tracks that will be exclusive to the release as well as a cover track. Expect a June 2009 release, as well as upcoming tour dates.
"The CD was recorded with Mike Hatalak from the band It Dies Today (Trustkill Records) @ DWS Studios in Niagara Falls NY, with assistance from former Herod vocalist Judah Nero. Hatalak previously recorded Herod’s 2004 opus 'For Whom the God’s Would Destroy.' Artwork will once again be handled by Rob Antonucci @Luchador Media.
"During Herod’s down-time between records, members formed/performed/toured with bands such as Face the Panic (Reaper Records), Sons of Azrael (Ironclad Records), as well as the Red Badge."
Dark Harvest also commented on the signing:
"All of us here at DHR are honored to have Herod as a part of the label. We have been fans of the band ourselves for years and to have them now as one of our artists just gives us the drive to take it to another level in the industry! We are all musicians here and work with our artists as partners, friends, and brothers, we are excited to be the choice for Herod on this release and look forward to working with them."
Former and current members of Lockjaw, Slugfest, Union, Herod, and Bleed For Me, among others, have formed a hardcore band called Face The Panic. You can check them out at their MySpace.
HEROD's video for the track "Lies and Betrayal" (directed by Aaron MacPherson) has been posted online at this location. The song (mp3) comes off the Buffalo, New York-based band's second Lifeforce Records full-length CD, entitled "Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight", which came out earlier in the month. The album is the highly anticipated follow up to the group's critically acclaimed 2004 Lifeforce debut release, "For Whom The Gods Would Destroy". HEROD's new record sees the addition of vocalist Jason Russo, replacing previous singer Judah.
HEROD will play a hometown CD-release show on April 6 at the Mohawk Place. Also appearing on the bill are DEATH BY STEREO (Epitaph Records), ACHILLES (Hex Records), and the local Buffalo band CRIMES OF PASSION.
Buffalo, NY's Herod have completed their second Lifeforce Records full-length record entitled "Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight," which is set to be released March 7th, 2006 in North America and April 24th in Europe. "Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight" is the highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2004 Lifeforce debut release "For Whom The Gods Would Destroy." Herod's new record sees the addition of vocalist Jason Russo (replacing previous vocalist Judah) and definitely pushes the boundaries of modern metal while paying tribute the metal sounds of old! "Rich Man's War..." will definitely be their most stunning release to date and catapult the band into heavy metal's elite rankings while paving the way for the future of metal!
The new track "Lies and Betrayal" from Herod's upcoming full-length record "Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight" has been posted here.
Herod will enter Watchmen Studios next month with producer Doug White (Psyopus, The Disaster) to record the new album. Entitled "Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight," the effort will be available via Lifeforce Records in January 2006. Meanwhile, the band will be touring during the remainder of this month. Here are the dates:
8/13 Roanoke VA @ Star City Skate
8/18 Erie PA @ State Street Tavern
8/19 Queens NY @ Redzone
8/20 Danbury CT @ Empress Ballroom
8/21 Buffalo NY @ The Icon
8/23 Chicago IL @ The Note
8/24 Richlands VA @ Joe H's
8/25 Myrtyle Beach SC @ 007 Hard Rock Tavern
8/26 Fayetteville NC @ John J's
8/27 Philadelphia PA @ Camelot
8/28 Rochester NY @ Water Street Music Hall
9-02 Lakewood OH @ Hi-Fi
Herod have confirmed a handful of shows in support of their latest Lifeforce Records release. Here's the latest:
12/4 Niagara Falls NY @ Palmeri's Nite Club w/ Stemm
12/5 Toronto ONT CA @ Club Rockit (Mosh for Tots Fest)
12/7 Buffalo NY @ The Icon w/ Damageplan
1/2 Raleigh NC @ The Berkley Cafe
1/7 Rochester NY @ The Fairport Teen Center w/ Achilles
1/21 Lakewood OH @ Hi-Fi
2/5 Marrietta GA @ wayze's
2/19 Fredericksburg VA @ Shooters
Mosh For Tots will be taking place on December 4th and 5th at Club Rockit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The event is designed to collect money, food, and toys for needy families during the holidy season. More bands will be added, but here's the latest lineup:
Flat Earth Society
Dogz Of War
Colin Of Arabia
Names For Graves
Sons Of Azrael
In These Walls
A Day And A Deathwish
We have a brand new song from FEAR MY THOUGHT's upcoming album "The Great Collapse available in the download section. The song is entitled "Sirens Singing" and will be the 4th track on the album. The album will be out by April 26th in Europe and by June 1st in the U.S. For all who can't wait that long there is a chance to get the album earlier, all you have to do is to come to the 3rd LIFEFORCE SHOWCASE here in Chemnitz on April 11th.
Fear My Thoughts will support the release of the album with a two week tour with their labelmates HEROD, here are the first confirmed dates, more to come soon: More...
HEROD will be releasing their brand album "For Whom The Gods Would Destroy" on January 27th in the U.S (April 14th in Europe). They have released two songs, "We are Those People" and "That Green Feeling", for download from their website.